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England seamers struggle against Victoria

England ended day two of the tour fixture against Victoria with their seamers still having taken only one wicket between them in the match.

Andrew Strauss (66) and Ian Bell (60 not out) guided England to 184-2 before declaring, and Victoria were 310 ahead on 278-6 by the close.

There were few clues as to who should replace the injured Stuart Broad in the attack for the third Ashes Test.

Seamers Chris Tremlett, Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad failed to take a wicket.

Full story: BBC Sport

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Mitchell Johnson succeeds where batsmen fail

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AUSTRALIAN paceman Mitchell Johnson has scored his first Sheffield Shield century to help Western Australia reach 368 in its first innings against Victoria at the MCG.

Johnson was left unbeaten on 121 from 143 balls, with his free-flowing innings including 18 boundaries and a six.

In do soing he has succeeded where the bastman selected in Australia’s Ashes squad for the first Test have failed for the past two days.

Full story: The Australian


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Test bats flounder

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Test bats Michael Hussey and Marcus North failed to make an impact as the Warriors recovered from a quiet start to post 6-319 at stumps on the opening day of the Sheffield Shield match against Victoria at the MCG.

Hussey was dismissed for a duck and North made just 17 after the Warriors were sent in on a deck that offered few surprises.

Adam Voges and a rampant Mitchell Johnson wrested the momentum for Western Australia late in the day and will resume on Thursday morning at 91 and 82 respectively.

Full story: Cricket Australia


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